Is your skin starting to get dry, flaky, red or itchy? It’s that time of the year…
Depending where you are on the Earth, but especially in the US, the weather is probably starting to get colder and the air getting dryer.
With the cold comes a dryness that seems to affect nearly everyone’s skin regardless of skin type, whether it’s on the face, around the nose, on the neck or other parts of the body. Let’s take a closer look at some routines and products that can elevate your winter skin care and keep you hydrated, radiant and glowy — all winter long.
Photo by Karen Petersen
Why Your Skin Gets Dry In The Winter
As temperatures drop so can the humidity in the air. When there isn’t any humidity in the air, it causes the water in your skin to evaporate, which can cause your skin to feel dry, tight or flakey.
It can be even worse for those already suffering from skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis.
But this doesn’t mean all hope is lost for your skin during these harsh months. There are products and routines that you can implement in your daily schedules to improve overall skin condition and health.
Best Skincare For Cold Weather:
Cleanser: You need to wash your face every morning and evening. But it can be difficult to find a cleanser that will not dry out your skin more. Our new Botanical Cleanser is one of our favorites! The Botanical Cleanser is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C to nourish the skin, and it’s packed with aloe vera, organic oils and fruit extracts, which help keep the skin from becoming irritated and dry. *chef kiss*
Toner: If you don’t have a hydrating toner in your skincare collection, don’t walk — RUN — to grab our new Radiance Toner! This rosewater toner will keep your skin hydrated and reduce redness to give it that fresh, glowing look. Toners are important to have in your kit because they close the pores after cleansing and act as a protective barrier to reduce water evaporation from the skin and clogged pores from makeup. It’s only three ingredients and is perfect for sensitive, dry skin!
Moisturizer: PLEASE whatever you do, DO NOT forget to moisturize often! We highly recommend our new hydrating Radiance Facial Serum. This luxurious face oil is made with ingredients like organic squalane, grapeseed oil, cranberry, pomegranate, rosehip, hibiscus, frangipani, and more beautifully blended lightweight oils that nourish the skin. Gently add this serum to your face anytime after you’ve washed your face or your skin just needs a little pick me up. It goes great with a gua sha or rose quartz roller and is the perfect addition to any skin care routine.
Face Masks: Face masks are a great way to deeply penetrate your skin with all the best ingredients it needs to stay moisturized. Our Frangipani Rose Clay Face Mask Bar is a face mask and exfoliator in one. This mask comes in a bar form and is great for giving your skin an extra boost of hydration and remove dead skin simultaneously. It’s made with kaolin clay, goat milk, organic rose hips, hibiscus, frangipani and full-spectrum hemp CBD-infused coconut oil.
Exfoliate: Using a gentle exfoliating scrub for your body before shaving or for your face at night will remove any dead skin cells so that you can feel and look fresh. The Radiance Rose Clay Scrub is a body scrub with organic cane sugar, vitamin E, French rose clay, organic neem seed oil and more delicious, natural ingredients, all of which help heal and moisturize while removing dry, dead skin.
Best Morning & Night Skincare Routine for Winter:
Grab your Botanical Cleanser (or whatever cleanser you love and trust) and make sure to wash your face thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry with a soft towel — don’t rub, that irritates your skin!
Next, grab your reliable, anti-inflammatory toner, and give your face and any other problem areas a good spray and let it soak in. We trust the Radiance Toner with a rosewater base and a dash of hibiscus.
Next, we moisturize with a hydrating serum. We are loving our new Radiance Facial Serum. Remember that with serums and oils a little goes a long way! It’s important to spread it evenly and apply to all areas even the neck.
And if your skin really needs some extra TLC, grab your Frangipani Rose Clay Face Mask Bar, lather it up, and apply it to your skin in a thick layer. Leave on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing and enjoying the glow.
With all-natural products and and a consistent skincare (and self-care) routine, you are beat the cold and glow throughout the winter.
For more product information and if you’d like to follow this routine, shop our new products here!
Sending you positive energy from the Ocannalife team 💚